Perfectly situated alone Commercial Street in sight of the Gherkin Spitalfields has easy access to the best that the City and London’s vibrant East End has to offer. Spitalfields also enjoys outstanding onward transport links from both Aldgate East and Liverpool Street.
When you live right in the heart of the City, nothing is far from your front door. So whether travelling for business or pleasure, London Square Spitalfields couldn’t be better located, providing easy access to the City, the West End and the transport hubs of Victoria, Waterloo and Paddington in less than 20 minutes.
If you’re bound further afield in the UK or abroad, London City Airport can be reached in under 20 minutes, while the terminals Heathrow and Gatwick are only a short journey away. With the Elizabeth Line opening in December 2019, with direct connections to Paddington, Heathrow and beyond, fast transport is guaranteed.
From a leisurely breakfast to the finest dining experience, you will find your perfect table day and night. With choices from Borough Market’s Monmouth Coffee House to Spitalfields Konditor & Cook or a Brick Lane Bagel, the day starts as early, or late, as you like. Light bites from around the world abound. Raise a glass at Brindisi to its market-fresh tapas or visit Arabic Bar & Kitchen for their Levantine inspired dishes. Traditional pub food and gastro fare, notably at The Dispensary and The Culpeper, are also on tap.
For fine dining pick from established classics Hawksmoor and Pont De La Tour. Go Michelin starred, under the vaulted roof Galvin La Chappelle, or relax with a dozen oysters at Wright Brothers’ marble bar. From a pint in the Water Poet’s gardens to dinner beside Damien Hirst’s Cow at Tramshed, a poolside meal at Shoreditch House or a rooftop, art-infused cocktail at Boundary, every taste and occasion is catered for.
If fashion is your passion, then Spitalfields puts a treasure trove of the hippest shops, stores and pop-ups on your doorstep. From vintage to high-end designer, you’ll find all that your heart desires in boutiques such as Mercantile, Oscar Milo and Collectif Clothing.
Wander round the shops and pop-up stalls in Old Spitalfields Market to discover beautiful designer dresses, antique gems and avant-garde creations by the latest new designers. If that doesn’t sate your hunger for style, then the grand Piazza of Covent Garden is just a quick taxi ride away, where you can find everything from Barbour to Burberry, Chanel to Charlotte Tilbury.
For the complete shopping experience visit Westfield, the largest urban shopping and leisure destination in Europe with a host of high street favourites as well as designer brands Mulberry to Hugo Boss and Armani.
Spitalfields is a walker’s paradise, you can spend endless hours exploring the streets, historic architecture and incredible modernist structures in the City.
Greenery is in rich abundance with a choice of Victoria Park, Mile End Park and Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Whilst Hyde Park, just a short ride away on the Central Line, entices with the Serpentine and entertains with Speakers’ Corner. For the quintessential London experience, head down to Tower Bridge hiring a ‘Boris’ bike to travel the tree lined banks of the River Thames taking in the sights and sounds of the South Bank.
And for a glorious day out staying northside of Tower Bridge visit St Katharine Docks with its marina of superyachts and outstanding restaurants or take a cruise boat down to The O2 arena or Greenwich with its naval museum, riverside pubs and observatory.
Synonymous with glamour, and the haunt of celebrity and royalty alike, the West End offers a sumptuous feast of entertainment for lovers of culture and cultural hedonists alike.
The high arts are represented by the Royal Opera and Ballet with a wealth of options for connoisseurs of all things classical. But the West End is arguably most recognised for its offer of the finest collection of shows in the world; from popular theatre sensations to Shakespeare, contemporary dance to comedy. From stars of stage to Michelin stars, glamour is on offer at every turn, every day of the week.
Art, culture and creativity give the area its energy with a heady mix of world-renowned galleries, new showrooms and exhibitions. With a strong tradition of public and street art, be on the lookout for work by the likes of Banksy or be first to spot the next big thing.
Spitalfields is situated close to local university campuses and fast transport links, puts London’s most prestigious universities and colleges in easy reach, whatever your timetable.
University of London can be found off City Road with its reputation for outstanding and flexible professional development and business courses. To the West sits the campus of London School of Economics, set in the lush greenery of Lincoln’s Inn Fields whilst The Strand plays host to the neoclassical splendour of King’s College London next door to Somerset House, where students take a break to wander its palatial central courtyard.